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writeALONG! 2 April

Updated: Apr 4


hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, K. Ramesh

guest editor: Iqra Raza

Please note: 

Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's monthly journal -- haikuKATHA, each month.

Poets are requested to post poems (haiku/senryu) that adhere to the prompts/exercises given.

Only 1 poem to be posted in 24 hours. Total 2 poems per poet are allowed each week (numbered 1,2). So, revise your poems till 'words obey your call'.

If a poet wants feedback, then the poet must mention 'feedback welcome' below each poem that is being posted.

Responses are usually a mixture of grain and chaff. The poet has to be discerning about what to take for the final version of the poem or the unedited version will be picked up for the journal.

The final version should be on top of the original version for selection.

Poetry is a serious business. Give you best attempt to feature in haikuKATHA !!


a rainbow

of phulkaris

baisakhi fair

--- Arvinder Kaur

This ku paints a beautiful image of tradition by referencing not just the harvest festival of Baisakhi but also the sartorial choice of Phulkari associated with the festival. The juxtaposition of the rainbow with the riot of colours at the fair helps to name the excess of visual input but in a pleasing manner. Phulkari is a pattern of embroidery specific to Punjab which uses stark colour contrasts and embellishments in its design which sets it apart from other traditional forms of embroidery. The ku not just situates the scene in a Baisakhi fair, it also shows us how it looks – like a rainbow - without telling much about the colours, the patterns, etc through the use of Indian kigo words.

Prompt: Use an Indian Kigo suggesting the month of April to write your ku.

For our members who aren't in India or from India, choose a kigo word that represents your country the best.


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#1. 9/4/2024

*gudi padwa

she whispers

a new ‘to do’ list…to god

*gudi padwa is the start of Hindu new year in Maharashtra, India

Anjali Warhadpande

Pune, India

Replying to

Thanks Padma.


№2 8/4/24

lassi stand—

the vendor's pitch

rings out his story

Nalini Shetty


feedback welcome

Lassi is a popular yogurt-based drink . It's typically made by blending yogurt with water and various flavorings such as fruit, spices, or sugar. Lassi can be served sweet or savory and is often enjoyed as a refreshing beverage, especially during hot weather. It's known for its creamy texture and cooling properties, making it a favorite drink in many parts of India.




mango fruit a diabetic's dilemma

Padma Priya





mango fruit

a diabetic's dilemma

to eat or not

Padma Priya


Feedback welcome


mona bedi
mona bedi
Apr 06

Post #2


Baisakhi fever —

mother’s yellow dupatta

adorns my white kurta

Feedback appreciated:)

Mona Bedi


mona bedi
mona bedi
Apr 08
Replying to

Thanks 😊




waiting for seconds

of tele bhaja

Vishal Prabhu


Comments Welcome

kalbaisakhi: literally, apocalyptic thunderstorms - that take over Eastern India, from mid April to mid May - that provide much welcome relief from the growing humidity and heat of the period

tele bhaja: fried pakoras (can be of anything, but chief amongst them are those of potatoes and eggplants) which along with puffed rice is a staple, common-man street food, relished round the year but especially after or during rains

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